Monday, April 12, 2010

King Obama ~ By Joseph Farah

In his column today, Joseph made a point that stuck in my mind: "It's about being set apart, not about being like the rest of the world." That is absolutely correct, and a very good point. It is what has made The United States of America something very special, by NOT being like the rest of the countries. There is no reason why we should try to be like Europe, but the President seems bent on doing just that. The proposed VAT tax comes to mind...
You can organize. You can protest. You can sign petitions. You can rally. You can vote – all good things to do.

But ultimately, there is one real solution found in 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
By Joseph Farah

Posted: April 12, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

"The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."

Friedrich Hegel didn't get much right in his life. But he was right about that.

It's a story as old as the prophet Samuel, before David slew Goliath and before Solomon was a twinkle in Bathsheba's eye.

The people wanted change.

They wanted to be like all the other nations – presided over by a king.

They rejected self-government with accountability directly to God.

The Israelites pleaded with Samuel: "Make us a king to judge us like all the nations" (1 Samuel 8).

Samuel was greatly distressed by this popular uprising. So he asked God about it.

Here's what God advised Samuel: "Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them."

God recognized that His special, beloved, disobedient, chosen people didn't appreciate what they had – probably the freest, safest society on the face of the Earth. They were envious of other nations that were ruled by a king.

So He was inclined to grant them their wish. But, before doing so, He issued a warning to the people about what life would be like under the rulership of an earthly king:
  • he would take their sons for his own purposes – making war, working for his government;
  • he would take their daughters to do his bidding;
  • he would take their property and redistribute it as he saw fit;
But the people didn't listen.

"Nay; but we will have a king over us; That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles," they said instead of heeding the warning.

Do you get the picture?

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